Journalist Safraz Manzoor, who wrote the screenplay for the movie "Blinded by the Light," shares with a crowd at the Original Thinkers festival in Telluride the role of Bruce Springsteen in his life as a young teenager in working class Great Britain. The photograph of Manzoor shows him on the final day of filming as the cast dances to "Born to Run." (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

What does music really do to us? Original Thinkers festival taps The Boss, scientists and revolutionaries for the answer

Egyptian protest musician Remy Essam, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and researcher Bernadette Gonzalez experience music as savior, healer and peaceful weapon.

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Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

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Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today